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A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Moderate Resorts

3. Port Orleans French Quarter Nestled on the Sassagoula River between Disney Springs and the Magic Kingdom, Port Orleans French Quarter is the smallest moderate resort — it has only one bus stop at the main building.  However, what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in theming and attitude!  Guests will walk along pathways that evoke the ...

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A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Moderate Resorts

Fort Wilderness Cabin

1. The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Campgrounds This resort located inside of a resort can be a fun way to spend time at Disney World.  The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are spread throughout the campgrounds, with some located near Bay Lake and other located near the front of the resort.  Guests can stay in well appointed cabins with room for ...

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A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Moderate Resorts

Port Orleans Room - Riverside

2. Port Orleans Riverside Located next door to Port Orleans French Quarter, Riverside invites guests into the old South with antebellum architecture, as well as low country culture.  Riverside suffers from the same large footprint, so navigating the resort could prove difficult depending on your room placement, but guests are sure to love Ol’ Man Island – the main pool ...

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A Guide to Walt Disney World’s Moderate Resorts

Port Orleans Riverside

Walt Disney World has a variety of amenities available to guests from three bedroom villas overlooking the Magic Kingdom and Bay Lake to primitive campsites that allow guests to put up their own tent and brave the elements.  In between those two extremes are the moderate resorts at Walt Disney World.  These five resorts carefully balance value against an engrossing ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

Cast Member Buttons

1. Your Birthday No occasion is more special to celebrate at Walt Disney World than your own birthday.  Guests can celebrate in any number of ways with special dining reservations, attractions, and more.  Be sure to grab a button from Guest Services at any of the parks or your resort to let everyone know you are celebrating your special day! ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

Santa parade

2. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Another hard ticket event held every year at the Magic Kingdom, the Very Merry Christmas Party invites guests to explore the Magic Kingdom as it is decked out for Christmas.  In addition to the tree, guests will be able to experience snow on Main Street, U.S.A, the ability to take photos with specialty characters, ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

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4. Behind the Scenes Tour Between the four parks, guests can experience a multitude of behind the scenes tours.  The tours are an additional cost to your park admission, but guests learn so much about the inner workings of the park, inspiration for various attractions and shows, and connect on a deeper level with Disney.  Reservations are required, so be ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

Epcot Festival of the Arts

5. Epcot International Festival of the Arts A new addition to the festival calendar at Epcot, the Festival of the Arts is held from mid-January through mid-February.  Guests who visit the park are invited to celebrate all forms of art from paintings to songs and more.  In addition to these festival offerings, guests can also partake in a variety of ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

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6. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Held every fall beginning in late August and running through Halloween, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a hard ticket event held at Magic Kingdom.  On select nights, guests are invited into the Magic Kingdom to trick-or-treat at numerous candy locales inside the park, meet and take photos with Disney characters, as ...

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The 8 Events You Need to Experience Once at Disney World

runDisney Medal

8. runDisney Event Four times a year, Disney World is transformed into a running metropolis.  Guests from all of the world descend on Disney World to compete in four themed running weekends.  Guests are sure to find a race that appeals to them with themes ranging from princesses to Star Wars and with distances ranging from a 5k to a ...

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